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A Thrilling Outcome

Manee Massey, Regional Director of GNPI-Damoh, India

Our staff is thrilled and excited by the outcome of the 2017 Easter program! We enjoy connecting with those who contact us about our broadcasts on national television. These connections are more than just a follow-up strategy. Talking with these viewers about the Lord renews our purpose, energy, and heart for ministry.
 

Our program included songs and a Message of hope from the Word. We immediately began to follow-up on 500 calls from 20 states in India.

We had really good responses from people, and we prayed for the personal needs of many non-Christians. One person said the Message touched him deeply since he never understood the meaning of Easter before. We sent The Global Gospel to people in various languages to those who requested more videos and study questions about Jesus.

This year three billboards in town, social media, Facebook ads, as well as the word of mouth from our musicians and cast promoted the program to more viewers.

 

From the Pond to the Ocean

  • Posted On June 14, 2017
  • Categorized In Projects
  • Written By

Isaac Masiga, Regional Director of GNPI-Nairobi, Kenya

Our team is working with 47 faith based broadcasters from all over Kenya. Our partnership started with several Public Service Announcements on various subjects such as cleanliness, substance abuse, gadgets, perseverance, choices about the sanctity of life, and life after prison.

Then we moved into three live broadcasts about national security. Working with this broadcast group has opened new opportunities for us to reach millions of people with biblical content. God has plucked us from a pond and put us into the ocean to fish for Him.

 

What I Like

Mike Schrage, Executive Director

Danny Hughes of Compass Christian Church in Chandler, AZ, lists his favorite things about the ministry.

What do you appreciate about GNPI?

Prayers & Praises

“. . . we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done.” — Psalm 78:4 (NIV)

July Nomad Training: Please pray for wisdom and efficiency for our ministry partners in the Middle East as they finish the details for the Project Nomad training there in July. The goal is to invest in key leaders who are working to plant or grow 22 churches in Arab speaking nations.

Biblical Truth: Timothy Jai Kumar of Project Nomad-Chennai, India, says, “One of our current projects is a three-part teaching series about God’s creation, how we have corrupted it, and how God is planning to redeem His creation. Another project relates to youth in the southern part of India. We want to interview the young people to see what issues are troubling or pressuring them. We plan to end the series with biblical truth for them to consider.”

Words of Thanks:
Gayle Silkwood of GNPI-Chiang Mai, Thailand, writes, “We are happy to pass on words of thanks for a Solar Kit from brother Tang. He is an evangelist, teacher, and missionary who is part of the Lisu tribal group near the northern border. He tells us this Solar Kit will be used in a children’s home and on evangelistic trips. This is one of many Solar Kits making their way into remote villages that have no electricity.”

A Good Combination: Lena L. of GNPI-Eurasia says, “We have been in the studio working on the God’s Scientists series and other audio projects as well as making adjustments to The Global Gospel. We have found that producing micro sermons with the Nomad Production Kit is a good combination. Please keep praying for our team, our families, and God’s guidance and protection in everything we do.”

Philippines Journey: Project Nomad Coordinator Mark Allen writes, “We had two wonderful weeks of Nomad training, and the students seemed to really understand the materials. The first week of training was near Manila and the second leg of the Philippines journey was in the southern region of the country. Thank you for all the prayers and support.”

“Why”

Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda

Our new release is called the Why project. It’s a three-minute video about the consequences of not being sexually pure, and it is also available for WhatsApp users. We are getting a lot of encouraging feedback on social media with more than 20,000 views in a week and 64 comments asking questions, thanking us, or requesting more videos. Here are a few examples of the comments:

That is my question I ask every time to myself without answer.

We can learn from this lesson.

Great short film..keep them coming! #inspired

This video will be included on the Solar Kits we distribute from now on.

We are excited to harness the influence of social media for Kingdom purposes!

“From Words to Deeds”

Gustavo Velázquez of GNPI-Piedras Negras, Mexico

From Words to Deeds is a new 10 video series about Christian people with a profession, office, or ministry of service to others. Each video is three minutes or less and based on 1 John 3:18, “. . . let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”

The newest video in the series was made in partnership with the With My Hands deaf ministry. Our staff traveled to the city of Matamoros, Mexico, which is along the border of Brownsville, Texas, to begin several projects with Jesus and Michelle Zuniga. They have worked with the hearing impaired for more than 10 years and have a house where deaf ladies and children live. At their support school for the deaf they work with a group of more than 40 people, not only in learning sign language, but also in other areas such as basic education, the development of trades, and the presentation of the Gospel.

Jesus and Michelle have been closely involved with the lives of the deaf people and their families. The stories are heartbreaking with physical, psychological, and sexual abuse. However, God is using Jesus and Michelle to give hope and a better way of life to deaf people in Matamoros. They teach their students how to read using the Bible. Some have even met and married within the ministry. These students are integrating into society and the Church.

Pressing Pause

Mike Schrage, Executive Director

We’ve all heard the phrase “stop the presses!” In the print era, this meant something significant was missing in the next edition, and workers needed to stop, process, and potentially add to or rewrite portions.

In the digital era, I wonder what is the equivalent? Hold the phone? Hit the pause button? The reason I mention these phrases is because Bob Nunnally, our IT and app coordinator in Joplin, recently reminded me of some figures for a few of our Spanish video productions available at www.pbnihispano.org/. Here’s the list:

  • Promesa de Amor – 2,808,789 views
  • Sin Alternativa – 147,758 views
  • La Red – 58,299 views
  • Promesa de Amor Christian Music – 41,559 views
  • La Ultima Oracion – 27,509 views

Let those numbers sink in for a moment! Across the Spanish speaking world, almost 3 million people have viewed a video online about spousal abuse and what a Christian response should be. Another older movie, Tough Choices, about the sanctity of life has been viewed by 150,000 people.

In today’s social and digital media world, once video productions are made and offered in this teeming ocean called the Internet, only God’s Spirit knows the breadth and depth of its impact. That is simply amazing and makes “hitting the pause button” worthwhile as we praise our Lord, who is the giver of technology to His people, the Church! What an honor GNPI has to be a part of that plan.

 

Prayers & Praises

“Never stop praying.” —1 Thessalonians 5:17 (NLT)

Bringing Awareness: Nenette Pacoli of GNPI-Manila, Philippines, writes, “For a few weeks, we hope to bring awareness to the delicate topic of the sexual abuse of children on our Say It Forward series. Our speaker, Ms. Glenda Resurreccion, talks about her experiences of pain and triumph. Her film finally came together revealing God’s purpose for her long journey.”

Addressing Real Issues: Protus Sibukule of Project Nomad-Eldoret, Kenya, says, “Our team recently completed a series of short films for youth teaching them to conduct themselves in a proper manner based on 1 Timothy 4:12. Pray for God to use this series to connect with people and address the real issues affecting our society.”

Creating Impactful Content: Charlene Winfield of Project Nomad-Johannesburg, South Africa, says, “We are currently working on our first short film that touches on God’s provision for His people. Another project is a teaching series encouraging people to get deeper into the Word. The third project is about pastors in rural areas which will create awareness of sound biblical teaching. Pray we can grow together as a team, create content that’s impactful and God-led, and see God working in our country and families.”

Preparing for Family Camp: Lena L. of GNPI-Eurasia says, “We are preparing for family camp this summer. Please pray for good weather, good health, and protection from the authorities. Pray for us to find more creative and like-minded Christian partners to work with in production and distribution as well.”

Learning and Growing: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, writes, “A couple teammates and I are taking part in an online media strategy lab. Please pray for us to have wisdom and to know the best ways to apply this training to our projects.”

Cristo Te Amamos (Jesus We Love You)

Habacuc Diaz, Team Leader for Project Nomad-Santiago, Chile

As we learn about music production, we are amazed to see how God is using these videos to encourage the local church and to spread the Message of Christ.

We are receiving great feedback from the online community and the local churches. Our hope is to inspire other Christian artists and musicians to glorify God by sharing their faith and talents.

Here are the lyrics:

Old things have passed away

Your love has stayed the same

Your constant grace remains the cornerstone

 

Things that we thought were dead

Are breathing in life again

You cause your Son to shine on darkest nights

 

For all that you’ve done we will pour out our love

This will be our anthem song

 

Jesus we love you

Oh how we love you

You are the one our hearts adore

 

Our hearts adore

 

The hopeless have found their hope

The orphans now have a home

All that was lost has found its place in you

You lift our weary head

You make us strong instead

You took these rags and made us beautiful

 

Our affection, our devotion

poured out on the feet of Jesus

Our affection, our devotion

poured out on the feet of Jesus

Our affection, our devotion

poured out on the feet of Jesus

Our affection, our devotion

poured out on the feet of Jesus

 

Reaching Out

Tom Ommemo of GNPI-Nairobi, Kenya

A small group of our office staff is reaching out to the nomadic Endorois community in northwestern Kenya. We were able to get permission from their chief to speak to the people, and we took them some food because they have been dealing with a severe famine.

We also shared some of our preaching materials and African dramas as well as the Jesus film. The first night 56 people came, and nearly 100 people came the second night. We plan to return soon and help them establish a church in this area. We are excited about what God is going to do to open doors for us to reach more people with the Gospel.

 

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